Articles tagged with: family-holidays
Why have a room when you can have a whole floor?
This weekend Bristol will play host to Europe’s largest ballooning event, The Bristol Balloon Fiesta, from August 8th to 11th 2013.
Here's what exciting events and festivals are happening in the UK this month:
Nendaz, a popular ski resort in winter, really comes alive in summer when you can discover the ancient network of bisses, as Sarah Gibbons discovers.
Every year in July, Nendaz – located in the heart of the Valais region in Switzerland – is transformed into a living scene of Swiss traditions and folklore. Over an entire weekend, more than 150 alphorn players meet in the resort to take part in the annual International Alphorn Festival, which also features traditional Swiss dancing, parades, craftsmanship and competitions.
Film inspired holidays – or ‘set-jetting’ – is becoming a major travel trend in 2013, not just in the UK but around the world.
With VisitEngland, the national tourist board, and the Forestry Commission’s new campaign to promote summer holidays in and around England’s woods and forests, there’s no better time to get out and enjoy the Great Outdoors.
For the first time, the tourist boards in Norway and West Sweden have joined forces to put together the ultimate five-day self-drive tour, exploring 150 miles of Scandinavia’s most idyllic scenery.
Looking for a unique holiday rental in the UK with plenty of character? We pick out our favourites for the summer:
Not sure you’ll be able to make it to the seaside this summer? You can still enjoy a day at the beach in many cities across the UK, complete with real sand, deckchairs and traditional beach games!
All inclusive breaks are the go-to holiday type for those on a budget, but new research from Post Office Travel Money has revealed that they don’t cut costs as much as you might think.
From secluded coves to open, sandy bays, here are some of the best National Trust places to enjoy this summer:
A guide to the best family attractions in the UK – ‘The UK, Our Way’ – has launched, featuring a range of destinations and attractions that have been voted for by children as the nation’s top spots.
With temperatures nudging a toasty 30°C this week it’s time to get out and enjoy the Great Outdoors! Great Britain boasts 15 stunning National Parks, protecting the UK’s most spectacular landscapes and treasured wildlife. As National Parks Week approaches (July 29th to August 4th) we take a look at what each of Great Britain’s 15 'breathing spaces' has to offer.
Esme Fox heads to the charming southern French city of Toulouse to experience its annual Fête de la Musique and to see what else the ‘Pink City’ has to offer.
Miles of beach paradise is now available for private hire at North Beach Barbuda. For groups of friends and families looking for a stress-free way to holiday together, this beautiful stretch of sand on the sleepy island of Barbuda, neighbouring Antigua in the Caribbean, is a quirky and laid back alternative for up to fifteen people.
Why settle for cramped cinemas, when you can watch the big screen from the luxury of a hot tub or a cosy picnic rug? From glamping sites to rooftops, palaces to stately homes, here’s a round-up of the top quirky cinemas spots across the country.
Everytime I watch Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, I always get a little jealous of the characters in the film who get to try Willy Wonka’s wonderfully wacky confectionary creations, from the ‘Three Course Dinner’ chewing gum, to ‘Television Chocolate’.
A series of online films featuring one of the world’s best-loved animated characters, Gromit, have been launched as part of a campaign to promote Bristol – the home of Wallace and Gromit's creators Aardman Animations- as a summer destination for a short break.
Cruise writer Gilly Pickup gives us the lowdown on the new ship and gives us 10 reasons why we should get onboard:
To celebrate National Bike Week (June 15th-23rd) we take a look at some of the best cycle routes in the UK, from Cornwall’s Camel Trail to the epic Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge.
Children can experience the world of Despicable Me in newly-renovated, film-inspired suites, debuting this autumn at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando.
Cornwall’s popular attraction The Eden Project is to allow dogs into its outdoor gardens, starting Saturday June 15th, at no extra charge.
Do you feel the need to unplug from your tech-obsessed daily life? ‘Digital detox’ breaks – a new holiday trend gathering momentum around the globe – allow you to do just that.
Looking for a picturesque camping spot this summer? Whether you’re after a hillside hideaway or a beach break, we pick out the best National Trust campsites.